When we think of one person who deserves the title of Rap God, we can’t think of anyone else worthy of that title than Marshall Bruce Mathers III, also known as Eminem. We’re pretty sure you have heard of him, well if you haven’t we honestly believe you may be actually living underwater. We still remember the time we first heard Lose Yourself which was honestly one of the best songs we have heard of Eminem. That was the time when everyone wanted to be like him, everyone wanted to rap and everyone wanted to be the Real Slim Shady. Today he is one of the most respected rappers on the scene with over 220 million records sold worldwide.
Coming from humble backgrounds and working hard at dead end jobs, all he wanted to do write music and become a rapper. He actually began rapping at the age of 14! He then went on to join the rap group called D12 that we have all heard of. Though received minimal success, he then slowly but steadily developed his alter ego of Slim Shady, that wrote controversial lyrics that we all know and love. Thankfully, the tracks fell into the hands of the one and only Dr. Dre who instantly wanted Eminem to work with him. After that the rest was history, as he doled out one hit after the other. Despite having multiple issues with his wife and his mother, he used it to fuel his lyrics and songs. He also told it like it was making multiple enemies on the way. But that didn’t stop him from writing even more angrier music and funnier songs.
He has had multiple ups and downs in his career including taking long breaks between albums, wondering if he should or not continue. But he always makes a comeback and when he does he comes back with music that makes us go gaga. We believe he truly is a Rap God, because in his own words “Be a king? Think not, why be a king when you can be a God?”
Love him or hate him, he is what he is and he is the Real Slim Shady! So please stand up and get awesome Eminem merch only on Voxpop.